Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 22, 2018

COLLEGE STATION – Corn and sorghum producers could be in for a rollercoaster ride of a growing season as weather conditions and domestic and export markets remain uncertain, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Dr. Mark Welch, AgriLife Extension economist, College Station, said a price rally on corn this spring has brought prices […]

Texas A&M Summer Horsemanship Schools enter 46th year

COLLEGE STATION – More than 100 former Texas A&M University Summer Horsemanship School instructors gathered as part of a reunion weekend to celebrate 46 consecutive years of the program at Texas A&M University. The event was held on the university campus and included guests of honor B.F. Yeates, Dr. Pete Gibbs and Dr. Gary Potter, […]

Elysian Fields ISD students receive Junior Master Gardener certificates

COLLEGE STATION – A year’s worth of participation in the Junior Master Gardener program came to a close for a group of middle school students who visited the Texas A&M University horticulture department in College Station and took part in a certificate ceremony. Middle school students, parents, faculty and school board members from Elysian Fields […]

Brittni Littlejohn receives 2018 Sorensen Achievement Award

OVERTON – Brittni Littlejohn, a Texas A&M University department of animal science graduate research assistant at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, Overton, is recipient of the 2018 A. M. “Tony” Sorensen Jr. Achievement Award. The award recognizes the most outstanding graduating doctoral student of physiology of reproduction within Texas A&M’s animal sciences […]

Cleere, Bracher, Winters inducted into Texas A&M agricultural economics honor registry

COLLEGE STATION – Kirk Cleere (’81), Paul Bracher (’78) and David Winters (’64) have been inducted into the Tyrus R. Timm Honor Registry in the department of agricultural economics at Texas A&M University. The induction, during a reception and dinner at Texas A&M, was part of the 2018 Corrigan-Goddard Foundation Entrepreneurial Dreams Symposium at the […]

AgriLife scientists uncover a new face of a famous protein, SWI2/SNF2 ATPase

COLLEGE STATION – A team of Texas A&M and Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists now have a deeper understanding of a large switch/sucrose non-fermentable (SWI/SNF) protein complex that plays a pivotal role in plant and human gene expression that causes life-threatening diseases such as cancer. Their findings could lead to more targeted therapies and help […]

Resistant varieties, beneficial predators can help producers win sugarcane aphid battle

AMARILLO – While sugarcane aphids have been difficult to suppress in past years due to their natural traits and limited insecticide options, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study shows resistant sorghum varieties and beneficial predators could provide a solution. Dr. Ada Szczepaniec, AgriLife Research entomologist at Amarillo, recently authored  “Interactive effects of crop variety, insecticide […]

Texas Crop and Weather Report – May 15, 2018

SAN ANGELO – The demand for sheep and goats continues to be strong in a growing market for meat, wool and mohair, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.   The demand for quality Texas sheep wool is high, which means producing a fleece is no longer a break-even enterprise for producers, said […]

AgriLife Extension conducting custom agricultural rates survey

COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is conducting a survey to collect rates charged for custom agricultural operations and services across Texas. Dr. Steven Klose, AgriLife Extension economist in College Station, encourages farmers, ranchers, landowners and custom service providers to respond. “We receive a number of inquiries each year for custom rates […]

AgriLife Extension expert: Grow tomatoes all season long

OVERTON – Timing and variety choice can help tomato aficionados avoid production gaps during the dog days of summer, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas gardeners typically plant tomatoes twice – in the spring and late-summer – with a break during extremely hot periods of July and August, during which production […]